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Festive fruit, veg and nuts bring slice of health to Christmas
December 17, 2018

Pictured: Growcom Chief Advocate Rachel Mackenzie visits the Sydney Markets to support Queensland produce The festive season and excess often goes…

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Women in Agriculture Project: from Papua New Guinea to Mundubbera
December 15, 2018

Five women from the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) have successfully secured employment under the Australian Government’s Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP) through…

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What is an industry superfund?
December 15, 2018

It’s easy to be confused by all the jargon in superannuation, especially when it comes to knowing which funds are truly…

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Incentives for hiring trainees
December 15, 2018

Before hiring, it is worth considering the various State and Federal Government incentives currently available. Back to Work The Queensland Government provides…

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Granite Belt grower group formed
December 10, 2018

By Growcom CEO, David Thomson Horticultural producers on the Granite Belt have come together to establish the industry’s newest association –…

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Workplace safety key focus of upcoming workshop
December 7, 2018

Primary Producers in the Lockyer Valley are invited to attend the highly regarded Workplace Essentials workshop being delivered in Gatton Thursday,…

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Highly regarded Workplace Essentials workshop returns to Lockyer Valley
December 6, 2018

Lockyer Valley farmers are invited to a free, one-day Workplace Essentials workshop to be held in Gatton on 13 December. The…

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Fair Farms certification program assists in meeting new modern slavery obligations
December 3, 2018

The Fair Farms training and certification program will provide supply chain transparency to those businesses captured by the new Modern Slavery…

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Common-sense prevails with farm compost exemption
December 3, 2018

By Growcom CEO David Thomson In a win for common-sense, Queensland farmers now have clear right to create composts and other organic…

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Fair Farms scheme shows horticulture is serious about worker exploitation
November 26, 2018

By Growcom CEO, David Thomson  Exploitation of workers has again hit the headlines following the release of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Harvest…

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Ingenuity, water soluble fertiliser behind Childers small crops success
November 26, 2018

Farming ingenuity and efficiency comes to mind when visiting the small crops and beef grazing property of the Haaksma family near…

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Fair Farms scheme shows horticulture is serious about worker exploitation
November 22, 2018

The industry owned Fair Farms training and certification scheme tackles worker exploitation head on and is critical to address the issues…

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